Grand­mother weeps in court

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A GRAND­MOTHER whose daugh­ter has been ac­cused of mur­der­ing her two-year-old son broke down in tears as she told the jury they had not spo­ken in three years.

Rachel Trelfa (Fee), 31, and her civil part­ner Ny­omi Fee, 28, deny mur­der­ing tod­dler Liam in Fife in March 2014.

The women also plead not guilty to a cat­a­logue of al­le­ga­tions of wil­fully ill-treat­ing and ne­glect­ing two other young boys, who can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons.

Rachel’s mum Gail Trelfa, 55, from Mac­cles­field, broke down as she took to the stand at the High Court in Liv­ingston. She said she had not spo­ken to her daugh­ter since Easter 2012. She said she had loved Liam ‘very dearly’, and added: “I’ve lost my daugh­ter and I’ve lost my grand­child. Thank-you Ny­omi.”

Mrs Trelfa said she had pre­vi­ously been ‘very close’ with her daugh­ter, who she said had been a ‘very good mother’.

Trelfa and Fee are ac­cused of falsely claim­ing one of the other young boys was re­spon­si­ble for Liam’s death. ●» PRO­CEED­ING

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